This Day in History: San Antonio is surrendered to the Texian Army

On this day in 1835, Mexican General Martin Perfecto de Cos raises a flag of truce.   He was ready to surrender San Antonio to the Texian Army. The capture concluded the long Siege of Béxar. Texians were feeling pretty optimistic at this point in the Texas Revolution! Could it really be as easy as that?! […]

This Day in History: George Washington’s escape across the Delaware

On this day in 1776, American forces complete an escape across the Delaware River. It was just the latest in a long string of retreats from the British army. Surely George Washington was beginning to get tired of it all? If only he and his men could have known that the miraculous victory at Trenton […]

This Day in History: The Medals of Honor at Pearl Harbor

On this day in 1941, the Japanese launch an attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor. You already know the basics of the story, but do you know about the 16 men who received Medals of Honor for their bravery on this day so long ago? Some of the acts were relatively […]

This Day in History: Pearl Harbor prompts George H.W. Bush to enlist

On this day in 1941, the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. That surprise attack changed everything, of course, and many Americans rushed to enlist in the Army, Navy, or Marines. One of these men was George H.W. Bush. He was then only 17 years old and a senior in high school. Nevertheless, the question wasn’t if […]

This Day in History: Jefferson Davis passes away

On this day in 1889, Jefferson Davis passes away. He is best known as the former President of the Confederate States of America. How ironic, given Davis’s feelings about the Civil War. He didn’t really want to secede from the Union in the first place, and he would have preferred not to serve as President […]